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Greenhouse Theater Center
2257 N. Lincoln Avenue Chicago, IL 60614
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"Requiem for a Heavyweight"
22 ratings
4.7 average rating
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27 reviews
2 stars
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3 stars
attended Feb 01 2008

Superb acting in a intimate setting made for a great evening. Would highly recommend seeing this well directed and professionally acted play.

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12 reviews
12 stars
attended Jan 27 2008

EXCELLENT POTRAYAL AND ACTING!

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Shattered Globe Theatre will present Rod Serling’s “Requiem for a Heavyweight,” directed by Louis Contey.  In this 1956 drama – also produced as a Peabody-Award-winning 1957 teleplay and a 1962 film – washed-up prizefighter Harlan “Mountain” McClintock faces the sudden end of his career. Having spent 14 years in the ring, Mountain faces the prospect of a life that does not include boxing and discovers that the skills that almost made him a champion don’t count for much in the wider world. Mountain is torn between the possibility of new love and a promising future offered by social worker Grace, and loyalty to his self-serving manager Maish, who wants to exploit the fighter on the lucrative professional wrestling circuit. Widely regarded as one of the greatest sports dramas of all time, “Requiem for a Heavyweight” is a gut-wrenching account of the merciless prizefight game and the human wreckage it leaves in its wake.  Run time is about two hours with one intermission. 

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